Monday, March 10, 2014

Snow, Spring and the Dirty Duo

 This view of the local Mountains was taken last week from our front garden. The snow was plentiful!
 Which allowed more snow shoeing
 Evenings on the slopes.
Spring is here...the clocks have changed and the snow is receding. We enjoyed the extra hour of light tonight and went for a run on the dykes in Pitt Meadows with Fergus.
This past weekend Neil completed the Dirty Duo 50 km run in wet and muddy conditions. We have both completed this run several times over the years. Its a great prelude to the dawn of a new season of running and outdoor activities in the Lower Mainland.  His time was consistent with last years which he was pleased with.
Good news...Kendall (niece) and Chris (who are living in Baltimore, Maryland) are joining us for a week in Scotland after the Cateran 110 mile run. Neil is signed up in celebration of his 50th year!  I'm on the crew team for this one with Neil's family.  So......mileage and activities are increasing for both of us and it feels good!


  1. Ah the mud and puddles of Dirty Duo - I missed it for the first time but glad to hear Neil took his turn again. I got out for a modest 25km in Kamloops on a new route with ice, snow, ice, slush, mud mud mud and great views. It's great to be out there isn't it? Keep up the good training!

  2. Good to hear you are keeping up with the training too VDM. Hopefully the winter will be over soon! Lots of fresh snow here on the Mountains today.